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IIMC Alumni Association felicitates winners of IFFCO IIMCAA Awards, announces scholarships and medical assistance fund

The Indian Institute of Mass Communication Alumni Association (IIMCAA) announced winners of the ‘3rd IFFCO IIMCAA Awards’ during the annual alumni meet – Connections 2019, held on Sunday at IIMC HQ in New Delhi. The seventh edition of the national-level alumni meet started with two-minute silence as a mark of respect to the CRPF soldiers martyred in Pulwama.

The national meet of Connections 2019 in Delhi will be followed by chapter-level meets in more than 15 cities in India and abroad including Mumbai, Bhubaneswar, Lucknow, Patna, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Raipur, Guwahati, Kolkata, Singapore and Dhaka – in next two months.

The IIMC Alumni Association also hosted a Kavi Sammelan and Mushayara in the memory of the Pulwama martyrs in which Prof. Waseem Barelwi, Dr. Nawaz Deobandi, Poet Gajendra Solanki and Dr. Praveen Shukla presented poems on patriotism.

Speaking on the occasion Mr. KG Suresh, Director General announced several new initiatives taken by IIMC and shared recent achievements of the institute including getting letter of intent to become a deemed university. Mr. Suresh said, “Our Alumni have made a mark for themselves bringing laurels for themselves and for the institution.”

IIMCAA President Mr. Prasad Sanyal, in his presidential address, announced to start IIMCAA Medical Assistance Fund for alumni in medical need which will be chaired by a committee led by Mr. Kalyan Ranjan. IIMCAA also announced to give 7 scholarship of 25000 INR each to IIMC students every year.

In the 3rd IFFCO IIMCAA Awards, 35 Mass Communication professionals were awarded cash prizes of INR 21,000 to INR 51,000. This year, Tuberculosis awareness campaigner Nandita Venkatesan felicitated as Alumni of the Year and Goonj Co Founder Meenakshi Gupta felicitated for Public Service. Awards were given in various categories including 11 Awards in Reporting, 12 awards in Production, 9 awards in Advertising, PR & Communications and 1 in media research. Shruti Jain was awarded with the highest winning amount of INR 51,000 for Agricultural reporting while others received the winning amount of INR 21,000.

IFFCO IIMCAA Awards 2019 Full Winners List

  1. Alumni Of The Year- Nandita Venkatesan, The Economic Times
  2. Public Service- Meenakshi Gupta, Goonj
  3. Agricultural Reporting- Shruti Jain, The Wire
  4. Investigative Reporting- Ranveer Singh- ABP News
  5. Developmental Reporting- Itishree Singh Rathaur, My City Links
  6. Political Reporting- Vineet Khare, BBC World Service (Hindi)
  7. Sports Reporting – Shantanu Srivastava, Firstpost
  8. Economic and Business Reporting- Vireshwar Tomar, Business Standard
  9. Crime Reporting- Prabir Pradhan, News 18 Odia
  10. Environmental Reporting- Garvit Garg, The Bihar Mail
  11. Entertainment Reporting- TR Vivek, The Hindu
  12. Feature Writing- Meena Kotwal, BBC Hindi
  13. Data Journalism- Abhimanyu Kumar Saha, BBC Hindi
  14. Print Production- Large Publications- Vivekanand Singh, Prabhat Khabar
  15. Broadcast Production- Large Network- Anshul Singh, ABP News
  16. Digital Production- Content- Jajati Karan, Ommcom News
  17. Digital Production- Innovation- Kaushiky Kashyap, The Quint
  18. Digital Production- Video- Rajnish Kumar, Delhi Knowledge Track
  19. Presenter/ Broadcaster- Audio- Mohd Shahid, BBC Hindi
  20. Anchor/ Broadcaster- Video- Anika Aren, Swaraj Express TV
  21. Documentary Film Making- Sumit Osmand Shaw, Baanyan Tree Productions
  22. Photography– Amateur- Aman Gupta, Freelance Journalist
  23. Photography– Professional- Abhishek Kumar, ABP News
  24. Advertising- Saransh Jain, STAR TV Network
  25. Media Innovation- Mohit Pasricha, McCann Worldgroup
  26. Image Building (Public Relations)- Puja Mishra, IFFCO-Tokio GIC
  27. Advocacy- Renu Kakkar, Apeejay Surrendra Group
  28. Image Management- Avilash Panigrahi, Freelance Social Media Consultant
  29. Social Media Management- Small- Rudra Prasanna Rath, Freelance Consultant
  30. Social Media Management- Big- Harshil Dhawan, The Glitch
  31. Social Media Influencer- Varun Vagish, MountainTrekker
  32. Research Paper in Mass Communication- Niky Tiwari, AMU

IFFCO IIMCAA Awards 2019 Jury Special Mention

  1. Economic and Business Reporting- Piyush Pandey, The Hindu
  2. Economic and Business Reporting- Jayajit Dash, Business Standard
  3. Crime Reporting- Praveen Mohta, Navbharat Times


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